Category Archives: home

a home among no houses

I love where I live. I can’t deny that, and often I profess it to people without needing to hear them ask where I live. I tell them about the garden, about the massive clawfoot bathtub in our wood-detailed bathroom, … Continue reading

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the return to the dz

The e-mails would begin to pick up. The phone calls. Who was heading out already? Who was waiting until they could no longer see their breath? Who were the die-hards and kept visiting all winter long? It was the same … Continue reading

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the winters i remember

From my childhood I remember only the glory of winter. How it came so quick in northwestern Ontario – fall but a month of a tease cutting summer off and ushering in the brisk cold of the upper latitudes. It … Continue reading

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great expectations

There’s a voice in my head that keeps informing me that I’m probably forgetting something. To this voice I can only say, who cares? I’m leaving anyway. It was raining when I left San Diego. The cuffs of my jeans were … Continue reading

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and i will say

A million quotes exist to say why one leaves a place so dear as home. Why home no longer is quite home. Why urges rise to take flight and leave. Why for some the mere idea of staying evokes a … Continue reading

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